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Geology of 1:10 000 sheet NY86SW and the southern parts of NY86NW and NY76NE

Young, B.. 2006 Geology of 1:10 000 sheet NY86SW and the southern parts of NY86NW and NY76NE. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 36pp. (IR/06/053) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This field report provides a summary of geological information to accompany the recently resurveyed 1:10 000 sheets NY86SW and parts of NY86NW and NY76NE. Previous mapping history and geological background to the area are highlighted in sections 1 and 2. Descriptions of the Carboniferous geology from outcrop and borehole/mining data are covered in sections 4, 5 and 6 for the Alston Formation, Stainmore Formation and Pennine Coal Measures Group respectively. Igneous rocks of the area are described in section 7. Geological structure and mineralisation are covered in sections 8 and 9. Aspects of the Quaternary geology are discussed in section 10. A summary of the economic aspects of the geological resources is made in section 11, and finally environmental issues arising from the nature of the geology or exploitation of the geological resource in the region are noted in section 12.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Northern
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Compiler: K. Whitbread
Additional Keywords: Northumberland, Physical geology
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 20 May 2009 13:34
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7229

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